In 1994, families and interested community members set about developing an agency that would offer the opportunity to have their family member with a disability living closer to home. In twenty years, Diversity South has evolved into a respected, dynamic provider of disability supports operating the length and breadth of the Peel Region in Western Australia.
Diversity South is a not for profit organisation funded by the Disability Services Commission. Other funds come from grants obtained from Lotterywest, PEACH (Personnel Employed at Alcoa Charity Help), May Day, Helping Hands and Alcoa.
Independence and active citizenship are both prized and promoted across all programs. We aim to provide a rich and diverse range of opportunities for community participation and an improved quality of life for the people we support.
A dedicated team of support workers support and promote the dignity of the people we support to enhance their quality of life so they can live an ordinary life in their community, enabling each person’s independence to the best of their ability. This is at times not an easy task.
The Diversity South supervisory team led by the Executive Manager (Service), Lifestyle Manager and Community Manager support staff to create fulfilling lives for people with disability on a daily basis.
The Diversity South administration team consisting of the Finance Officers, Office Coordinator and Administration Officer are led by the Executive Manager (Business) to ensure the smooth running of all things financial and administrative.
Fundraising is an ongoing process for a not for profit organisation. In recent times we have raised funds to purchase items for our new homes in Wannanup, however, there is another side to fundraising at Diversity South. Staff and individuals put aside time to raise funds for other deserving causes, our Biggest Morning Tea has become legendary, raising considerable sums for cancer research. Bandana and Loud Shirt days are also favourites with staff and individuals. Diversity South sees all of the individuals we support as part of the community assisting others in whatever way they can.
There is always something to purchase which will, in some way, enhance the lives of individuals. If you would like to donate, we urge you to click on our Donate tab at the top of this page. Every single donation, no matter how small or large, will be used to assist individuals achieve their dreams.
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2016 continues to be a busy year for Diversity South.
The program formerly known as MADSAR has moved into our Community Access program and is now called Recreation. The MADSAR committee decided to retain the name MADSAR for further projects. The Diversity South Recreation program has started well and individuals have put together their new program choosing their activities and community participation.
Our new community based home in Dudley Park has had a coat of paint, a few minor alterations and has been occupied since 8 August. Everyone has settled in well and have thoroughly enjoyed setting up their rooms and getting to know each other.
With the addition of both Recreation and our new community based home, we have once again welcomed families and individuals into the Diversity South family.
With internal moves and new individuals, completed for the moment, we now have 38 Lifestyle individuals, leaving us with four vacancies across all homes, which we hope to have filled over the coming weeks. If you know a family who has accommodation support funding and is looking for an option, please give me a call and I’ll be more than happy to discuss opportunities within our Lifestyle (accommodation) program.
With the end of the financial year comes the Audit and the Annual General Meeting which this year will be held on 25 October at the Mandurah Surf Life Saving club. We are pleased to announce our guest speaker this year will be Sabrina Hahn, gardener, radio personality and author.
The NDIS state trials has been extended and instead of My Way is now known as NDIS WA in anticipation of a full roll out in the coming months. Diversity South are working within new parameters set down by the Disability Services Commission which mirror the NDIS WA and will assist our transition into the full NDIS WA.
Chief Executive Officer